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Lighted Christmas Canvas

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I just love the glow of Christmas lights. The more the better in my book! So I decided to add more to my decor by making a lighted Christmas canvas with a special "Believe" message.
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  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Just turn off the rest of your lights and bask in the lighted Christmas canvas!
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
SUPPLIES
16 x 20 white canvas
100 mini-lights
Silver Sharpie
Stencil or sticker with message you want (mine was a multi-pack of stickers that wasn’t necessarily Christmas but I made it work for the holidays)
Something sharp for making holes (like scissors, skewer or the like)
Optional: hot glue gun (I ended up not needing one)
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Pick your message (using either stencil or stickers) and decide placement on your canvas. I went classically centered.
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Using your silver Sharpie draw snowflakes of various sizes all over your canvas. I started by drawing the dots for placement first and then finished up with the full snowflake.
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Really fill up the canvas to make it seem oh so snowy and sparkly!
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
I tried to make one hundred snow flakes to fit my one hundred mini lights. However, I wasn’t able to use all my snowflakes with lights because they were too close to the wooden frame so add more snowflakes if you want to use all the lights.
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Use your sharp object (I used scissors) to make a small hole in the center of the snow flake.
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Push your lights through the holes. If you made any holes too big you can use a dab of hot glue to secure the light in place.
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Plug it in and you’re done!
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Look at the sparkle of silver and lights!
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Do you believe?
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Where would you put this in your home? Mantel? Bookcase? Wall?

To see more: http://rhapsodyinrooms.com/2014/11/25/secret-santa-craft-lighted-christmas-canvas/

  • Hope Moss
    Hope Moss Portsmouth, VA

    Urg! Have been searching relentlessly for a christmas craft for gifts. Dont have alot of spare time though and need several. I LOVE THIS. FINALLY FOUND SOMETHING! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!

  • Bwarner50
    Bwarner50 Strasburg, VA

    It is beautiful! I love turning the lights off at Christmas and just sitting with the tree lights on. This would have the same effect!

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA

      Thank you! It definitely does have that same affect!

  • Colleen
    Colleen Canada

    My daughter and I made several of these for Christmas gifts last year and this year, they turned out fantastic. We will make more.

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA

      That's awesome! What a fun project to do with your daughter!

  • Karen
    Karen Turner, OR

    can you get a larger canvas, I need something like this for a baby shower but need it 4'x6'

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA

      You sure can! They sell all different sizes.

  • Lyn
    Lyn Canada

    Are the lights battery operated, or is it necessary to have an outlet for the plug?

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA

      Mine are plugged in but you could get battery operated ones!

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